Cooking Class: Vegetarian Selections From European Cuisines

Learn to create vegetarian versions of classic dishes from Spain and France in this enlightening in-person cooking class from Chef Jose. With his help, you'll learn how delicious plant-centered eating can be, even when conquering authentic European cuisine! You'll create potato croquetas filled with Parmesan and empanadas stuffed with fresh vegetables, with a crust made entirely from scratch. Enjoy a lesson in paella made with vegetable stock and fluffy rice. And sample the sweet goodness of a European dessert with a classic crème brûlée.


Potato Croquetas 

With butter, flour, eggs, Parmesan, parsley and oil

Vegetable Empanadas 

With flour, eggs and oil

Vegetable Paella 

With vegetable stock and rice

Crème Brûlée 

With eggs, heavy cream, vanilla and sugar

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsGroup, Vegetarian, Beginner, French, Spanish

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19 Feb 2022

Wow--what an incredible experience. It was an absolute joy having Chef Jose come teach us how to make paella. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and traditions of paella and we loved learning as much as we could. All of the food was absolutely outstanding and we are so thankful to have met Chef Jose. He came with a bright and happy energy and we enjoyed spending the evening with him. Thank you for a beautiful experience!

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Nicole W.

03 Nov 2021

Chef Jose taught me how to make an appetizer dish of stuffed dates wrapped in bacon. He clearly and slowly demonstrated how to properly cut the date and remove the pit. He then stuffed it with goat cheese. He used thick cut bacon to wrap around the stuffed date and baked them off. Chef Jose has an extremely friendly demeanor which made me feel so welcome.

$ 115 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Brazilian-born Chef Jose is a master of Spanish cuisine. He once prepared paella for a gathering of 400 guests! But Chef Jose is more than a private chef—he is also a caterer and culinary teacher with a distinct passion for delicious Spanish dishes. He strives to create stellar culinary experiences for every guest, student and aspiring chef who he serves or teaches. Chef Jose’s motto: “Life is too short to eat badly.”

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